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November 12, 2020
SAMS Deploys Mobile Clinics in Northwest Syria: Interview with Dr. Khaled
caroline.philhower

In northwest Syria, SAMS operates a number of mobile clinics that travel to IDP settlements to provide primary and specialized care to vulnerable individuals. Each mobile clinic includes a physician, a pharmacist, a midwife, a social worker, and a nutritionist. We recently caught up with Dr. Khaled Al-Omar, a SAMS ...

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October 23, 2020
Meet Dr. Molham Khalil, SAMS Oncologist in Idlib
caroline.philhower

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we caught up with Dr. Molham Khalil, one of our oncologists in Idlib. In this one-on-one interview, Dr. Khalil shares his story of perseverance and struggle to serve vulnerable populations in Syria, and offers insight on the importance of early detection of breast...

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Press Release
October 19, 2020
SAMS Alarmed by Surge in COVID-19 Cases in Syria
caroline.philhower

SAMS Alarmed by Surge in COVID-19 Cases in Syria: A Message from SAMS President on Behalf of Board of Directors   Dear SAMS Community, Syria is currently facing a growing number of interrelated crises. Nearly a decade of conflict has displaced over 5.6 million Syrians to neighboring countries, while 6.6 million...

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October 9, 2020
One-on-One Interview with Dr. Al-Saleh, ICU Doctor in Idlib
caroline.philhower

Dr. Salah Al-Saleh is an anesthesiologist and ICU specialist in Idlib. He has been working with SAMS since 2015 when he first joined our team at Ma’arat Al-Numan Central Hospital. He remained there until the end of 2019, when the hospital was forced to close due to escalated bombardment. Dr....

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Press Release
October 3, 2020
SAMS Mourns the Loss of Valued Member & Colleague to COVID-19
caroline.philhower

Dear SAMS Community, With an incredibly heavy heart, I am saddened to announce the passing of my dear friend, colleague, and brother, Dr. Bashar Kashlan, due to COVID-19. Dr. Kashlan passed away on Thursday after a courageous battle against the coronavirus.  Dr. Kashlan was one of the founding members of...

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September 29, 2020
Meet Bshr: Recipient of SAMS Scholarship in Bosnia & Herzegovina
caroline.philhower

In 2016, SAMS launched a scholarship program to provide full scholarships to 12 Syrian medical students continuing their education in Turkey and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Bshr Nammouz is one of the students receiving support from SAMS to resume his education at the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology in Bosnia...

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Press Release
September 24, 2020
SAMS Launches LHF-Funded Initiative to Support Displaced Populations in Lebanon
caroline.philhower

  For Immediate Release September 24, 2020   Beirut, Lebanon– SAMS has launched a new program to provide financial support to displaced and underserved populations in Lebanon, who struggle to access hospitalization and specialized care due to the prohibitively high cost of treatment. This program is funded through a grant...

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Press Release
August 5, 2020
SAMS Statement on the Explosion in Beirut
caroline.philhower

For Immediate Release August 5th, 2020 Washington, D.C. – We at SAMS are deeply shocked and saddened by the tragic explosion yesterday in Beirut. With at least 100 people killed and another 4,000 injured, the toll of the explosion is staggering, and comes at a time when Lebanon is already...

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Reports
July 16, 2020
SAMS 2019 Annual Report

In 2019, SAMS continued to provide primary and specialized care in seven countries, with major operations in Syria, Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan. In Syria, SAMS expanded its relief operations in Syria to meet growing medical needs due to escalation in the northwest region that began on April 26, 2019. Since...

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July 9, 2020
First Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in Northwest Syria
caroline.philhower

For Immediate Release July 9, 2020 Washington, D.C. – Today, the first positive case of COVID-19 in northwest Syria has been confirmed. The patient, who is a doctor working at SAMS-supported Bab al-Hawa Hospital in Idlib, has been in isolation since first noticing symptoms on July 5th. The patient recently...

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